Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Sciences at The Open University; researching the environmental impact of waste management processes and end-of-life materials. Background in biogeochemistry (PhD) with expertise in carbon cycling and natural ecosystems. I teach on the MSc in Environmental Management (F65) qualification and undertake the Post Graduate Research Tutor role (PhD administration) for the School of Engineering and Innovation.
I am a member of the Integrated Waste Systems (IWS) research group at The Open University, which aims to promote sustainable ways to manage waste and resources through a better understanding of analytical and social sciences in the area;
I am a multidisciplinary scientist therefore my research activities span a number of disciplines and additional research groups at the OU. I am affiliated with the Smart Materials research group and Materials Engineering research group;
Current research interests and activities include:
Current PhD students:
Contract research and consultancy
Managing for Environmental Sustainability (Chair - 2016 onwards)http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/modules/t867
This modules increases students understanding of delivering and supporting sustainability management. It takes a multidisciplinary perspective on resources, sustainability and health and safety management, through a greater understanding of strategy, policy, data collection and knowledge management.
Environmental Monitoring and Protection (support role when required)http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/modules/t868
This module teaches different environmental monitoring techniques for water, noise, air, and wastes; how to model and interpret the impacts of pollutants; and the techniques available to eliminate the pollutants.
2015 - Technology advisory board on biodegradability standards (single-use carrier bag levy).
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